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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kanye Is Silenced, Taylor Swift Blows Shit Up, and Courtney Love Is Nice to Someone

This Week: Kanye Is Silenced, Taylor Swift Blows Shit Up, and Courtney Love Is Nice to Someone

Well, good golly Miss Molly! Everyone's getting their politics on this week: from Killer Mike's smackdown of Bill O'Reilly, through feminist statements from Mark Hoppus and Taylor Swift, all the way up to a terrifying conversation between Muse's Matt Bellamy…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Re-Discovers Oaklandia at Room 389

Bouncer Re-Discovers Oaklandia at Room 389

For me, homegrown Oakland businesses have a "Let's put on a show!" energy that is cute mixed with arrrrrghh. "It'll be a performance space! We'll have farm-to-table nibbles! Local artists will show their work! Burlesque! Bike repair workshops! Ladies' sewing…
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Film, "Arbitrage": Richard Gere's Amoral Hero Walks a Moral Tightrope

"Arbitrage": Richard Gere's Amoral Hero Walks a Moral Tightrope

Slick and grown-up as Richard Gere himself, this intricate fiscal thriller takes a bead on extreme privilege, with Gere's Madoff-like billionaire fund-runner scrambling to keep his personal empire from crumbling. He has everything, including a loving family, a hot French…
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Calendar, Night&Day Religulous

Religulous

Bill Maher's one-man stand-up attack on religious fundamentalism is a dog that has more bark than bite—a skeptical, secular-humanist hounding of the hypocrites, amusingly annotated with sarcastic subtitles and clips from cheesy biblical spectacles. Religulous opens with Maher at ground…
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Film, Oh, God! You devil's advocate

Oh, God! You devil's advocate

Redolent of Roman decadence and authority gone mad, the title Religulous rolls pleasingly off the tongue. But Bill Maher's one-man stand-up attack on religious fundamentalism is a dog that has more bark than bite — a skeptical, secular-humanist hounding of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Religulous

Religulous

Bill Maher’s one-man stand-up attack on religious fundamentalism is a dog that has more bark than bite—a skeptical, secular-humanist hounding of the hypocrites, amusingly annotated with sarcastic subtitles and clips from cheesy biblical spectacles. Religulous opens with Maher at ground…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week:

Angel-A (Sony) The Batman: The Complete Fourth Season (Warner Bros.) Bill Maher: The Decider (HBO) Broken (First Look) Chappelle's Show: The Series Collection (Paramount) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Seventh Season (Paramount) Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 (Rhino)…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of November 1

American Chopper: Third Season (Columbia/Tristar) Attack Pack (Commando, Predator, and Kiss of the Dragon) (Fox) Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (Image Ent.) The Brady Bunch: Four-Season Pack (Paramount) Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (Warner Bros.) Disney Princess: A Christmas of…
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Calendar, Urban Experience New Sneers' Eve

New Sneers' Eve

WED 12/31 Political comedy took a shot right to the kisser after 9/11, which sensitized us to the point that quips about current events seemed, for a while, a lot less amusing. This retreat proved a great big bummer for…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

You Don't Have to Tell Us About the Clowns in This City As do Board of Supes meetings: I was pleased to see San Francisco's Clown Conservatory and its new training program receive attention in your pages ("Beyond Bozo," Sept.…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

More on Maher A true patriot: Thank you for Jill Stewart's excellent article on the Politically Incorrect statements made by Bill Maher ("Crushing a Contrarian," Stewart, Sept. 26). As someone who was really ticked off by Maher's remarks -- not…
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News, Crushing a Contrarian

Crushing a Contrarian

How nauseating it has been, in the aftermath of the attacks by Muslim fanatics, to watch the first big defeat for freedom of thought and speech as tens of thousands of Americans demanded the head of Politically Incorrect host Bill…
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Press Parking Perk

San Franciscans Armed With Extra Quarters, Parking Chief Worries," proclaim the Examiner's new bus shelter posters. Truth be known, extra quarters are probably the last thing on the minds of reporters at both the Examiner nad the Chronicle - they…
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